Nene is a good player, don't get me wrong. But he is commanding over 10 million a year. Why is he worth that. Does this look like someone that should make over 10 million a year:
- He has never averaged over 15 ppg
- He doesn't have a back to the basket. post up game
- He has never averaged over 8 rebounds a game
- He averages one block a game
- He has never made an all star team
- He has a bad knee
Is Nene a good player? Yes. But why is such a gifted, huge athlete averaging less than 8 rebounds a game? Why is such a gifted, huge athlete averaging only one block a game? Why is someone with no post up game commanding so much?
Nene has peaked. He isn't going to get any better than he is now. Do we really want to pay 13 million a year for 15/8 AT BEST? And this isn't even getting into the fact that many (including me) don't think he will fit next to Hibbert.
Paying huge money for mediocre talent is how small market teams get stuck. I don't want to hand cuff ourselves when we are so close to relevancy for a player that is as limited as Nene is.
What say you?